Philadelphia, PA - Nana Araba Wilmot is a chef and owner of Georgina’s Private Chef and Catering Co. and curator of Love That I Knead Supper Club. Nana started cooking at age 7 with her grandmother, which was the source of her love of cooking for others.
Nana Araba Wilmot of Georgina’s Private Chef and Catering Co.
After the Covid-19 pandemic, she moved back to Philadelphia, where she started Love That I Knead Supperclub, a West African focused dinner series that celebrates Black history and foodways across the African diaspora. Reimagining that lens, Nana explores her identity on a plate while also helping others to “find their way back” spanning different locations in Philadelphia, NYC and Accra, Ghana.
Chef Nana has had opportunities as Chef In Residence at the Philadelphia Art Museum, Chef Residency with Meet Resident in NYC and recently partnering with Afrochella (AfroFuture) music festival. She has been featured in a variety of publications including a spread and video on “Life on the Line” in the March 2018 issue of Bon Appetit, in the New York Times article “How High-End Restaurants Have Failed Black Female Chefs,” and most recently as a guest on Episode 380 of the Cherry Bombe podcast Radio Cherry Bombe.